Seas of Green

Cruise Weekly - - News - with Jill Abel - CEO

LAST week ACA part­nered with NZCA and CLIA to re­lease the Cruise In­dus­try Sus­tain­abil­ity Guide ( CLICK HERE to dowload).

This im­por­tant doc­u­ment has been writ­ten to in­crease aware­ness for the work be­ing done jointly by the cruise lines and des­ti­na­tions around sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tives.

It is im­por­tant to note that although cruise ships rep­re­sent less than 1% of the global ship­ping fleet, the sec­tor is tak­ing the lead on a range of crit­i­cal ac­tion plans.

Too of­ten though, be­cause of its high vis­i­bil­ity, our in­dus­try re­ceives crit­i­cism around en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues. This doc­u­ment has been made avail­able to all our mem­bers so they can answer ques­tions and share in­for­ma­tion on the cruise in­dus­try’s com­mit­ment to a sus­tain­able fu­ture.

It out­lines five key tar­get ar­eas:

• Cleaner Fuel/Re­duced Emis­sions

• On­board Recycling Pro­grams

• Waste Man­age­ment Prac­tices

• Des­ti­na­tion Sus­tain­abil­ity

• Marine Health Part­ner­ships ACA has taken the lead with our mem­bers in two key ar­eas – work­ing with the cruise lines to sup­port port in­fra­struc­ture needs and man­ag­ing the vis­i­tor growth.

We are sup­port­ing des­ti­na­tions in their de­sire to get the bal­ance right be­tween de­liv­er­ing im­por­tant eco­nomic im­pact while also look­ing at broad­en­ing the choice of tours avail­able and dis­pers­ing pas­sen­gers to re­gional ports.

We are ex­cited by the work be­ing done in this im­por­tant area and look for­ward to work­ing with our mem­bers and in­dus­try part­ners to sup­port fu­ture ini­tia­tives.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.